Schuberth SRC System for C3
Works as advertised
The fit and functionality of this item is really outstanding. I have the standard Scala Rider Q2 on my other helmets, and this works as good or better in all areas as the Q2. It has the additional feature of being completely undetectable and contained within the helmet shell which does not detract from the helmets overall aerodynamics. The wind noise level with this item installed in the C3 helmet is so low that I can hear the external speakers on my bike(Victory Cross Country) clearly at speeds above 60 MPH, which is my preferred mode of use. I use this radio primarily for rider/passenger and telephone/GPS communication, although I find the FM radio to be of a higher quality than the one in the older Q2.
June 3, 2013
2 Sizes fit all? I don't think so.
So I've taken this thing for all of one ride so far, so I can't comment on it's reliability. I am fairly disappointed, considering how much this cost.
One, I have a Men's Small helmet and maybe my problems wouldn't exist if you had the large, but the size is for XS through Large so I feel entitled to complain the fit sucks. The replacement collar is visibly an inch longer on both sides. It was extremely difficult to put into the helmet, and it seems to be putting stress on the helmet where the pins slide in for the collar.
The boom is too large, there is absolutely no way for it to fit in the helmet without being pressed against my mouth or cheek. I happen to have a recording studio, so I'm sure I can find some smaller baffle to replace the included one.
I've had multiple issues with it maintaining a connection to my phone, but a2dp works so I won't be using bluetooth pairing in the future.
On the good side - It paired up easily with my wife's Scala Q3. Noise cancellation works fairly well. The dynamic volume is also a nice feature, but is distracting until I get used to it. I also like not having anything on the outside of my helmet - so that's why I gave it higher marks for style.
It seems like more hassle to return it and buy a q3, and I really really like not having something hanging off my helmet so I'll keep it, but I cannot recommend this. $400 for less features than the q3, and it doesn't even feel like a custom fit.
May 29, 2013
Good reliable product
This product serves its purpose. It is reliable, good quiet sound, easy to program, works well with your iPhone and GPS devices. Little difficult to install properly in helmet. Make sure the end lock fits inside the open slot in helmet so it does not come off while putting on or taking off your helmet. Very satisfied with product overall.
May 14, 2013
This product has many features.
This communications system has the ability to connect to many bluetooth devices. However, when I contacted Schuberth, they informed me it will only bluetooth to certain motorcycle GPS systems (motorcycle specific GPS cost more). So, if you want to connect with a GPS device not made specifically to pair with this system, you can't. Supposedly, if you had a Garmin Zumo, you can pair the Zumo with your smart phone which presumably
plays MP3s. Then you could receive audible directions from the GPS, listen to music and take phone calls too. Currently I ride with a NUVI in a RAM mount which provides situational awareness and listen to music via my IPhone. You can probably use an IPhone to do it all, but in my experience, GPS saps the battery and you will most likely have to have a data plan if you have a smart phone. Good system, but must sort out what will pair with what, whether you want to operate on a battery or hard wire, how many devices you want, etc. The system fits well, you just have to work with it to install. Will take awhile to work buttons with gloves. Looks clean installed versus clipping or taping a system to side of helmet, i.e., Cardo G9. On the Schuberth C3, the slide for the sun visor gets in way of exeterior mounted systems.
April 29, 2013
Overpriced and low quality
I am on my third SRC system after only four months. The first one was DOA and wouldn't start. The second one stopped functioning after about a month of use. It would charge and start, but stop working as soon as I put the helmet on which indicates some sort of break in the wire. Very disappointed with this purchase.
March 20, 2013
This product has good features
The SRC is wonderful for the reduction of wind noise but I had difficulty pairing it to a G9. There seems to be no online instructions on how to pair these two products. Pairing to my GPS only took five-minutes. I can hear great and my friend with the G9 can hear me great.
March 18, 2013
Fast, simple install, works well.
Very easy to setup and install. So far all works well, had about two weeks. Just needed to learn to "feel" for the different buttons with gloves on to control functions. Speaker quality alright, and when using phone, the other party said sounded very good. Intercom works great. The FM radio works well, with no problems with reception.
March 11, 2013
Nice integration but poor user design
This is a fantastic integration to the C3 helmet. It can not really be seen. But the resultant button placement is very poor and I never get used to it. The boom mike seems to get in the way each and every time I put the helmet on and I spend 60 seconds or so fiddling to get it right. The FM radio is pretty much useless even in urban locations. Speakers are just so-so and the volume is very low with earplugs in.
In the end, this went up on Ebay along with the C3. I just never did adapt to it. Great design, though!
January 9, 2013